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Emergency Response Program: A Holistic Approach

In light of recent corporate aviation accidents and significant world events, I have seen many business aviation operators look solely to an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) as a holistic solution…

Posted on March 7, 2016
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Sorry, There’s No App For That

Experiential Learning and Achieving Cerebral Retention Since when did we become an industry of passive learners, perfectly content to sit quietly through another lectern-leaning, talking head presenter? Even if he…

Posted on December 3, 2015

Emergency Response Planning – Integrating a Family Assistance Service Provider

Ask any organization with a solid culture what they would do if faced with an aviation accident, and the answer will often be “take care of the families.” These same…

Posted on December 3, 2015
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The Missing Component of a World-Class Flight Department

Your business aviation professionals represent a high-caliber, safety-conscious demographic. Your flight department hires only the best pilots, with flight time exceeding regulatory guidelines. You have recurrent training programs with a…

Posted on April 30, 2015
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Key Considerations When Building a Family Assistance Team

“This is what you do for a living? Why on earth would you subject yourself to this over and over again?” Those two questions came out of the blue and…

Posted on October 9, 2014
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Beyond Notification and Family Assistance

Organizations that make it a top priority to take care of people after an accident are to be commended for their commitment to humanitarian response. But there should also be…

Posted on March 4, 2014
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Emergency Response and Fast-Moving Media

“Reporters thrive on the world’s misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that may dismay the rest of humanity.” —Russell Baker As fast as air…

Posted on September 5, 2013
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Tigers and Ducks

A U.S. Navy pilot once wrote, “In aviation you very rarely get your head bitten off by a tiger – you usually get nibbled to death by ducks.” What he…

Posted on November 16, 2012
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Gaining Situational Awareness in your EOC

You don’t need to look at too many NTSB Probable Cause Reports to see this alarming and reoccurring text, “…loss of Situational Awareness…” as the cause or contributing factor of…

Posted on September 18, 2012